Family Law

Recent Posts in the Family Law Category

  • How to Deal with Retaliatory Behaviors in Co-Parenting

    How to Deal with Retaliatory Behaviors in Co-Parenting Co-parenting is challenging in itself, but when your ex-partner is displaying retaliatory behavior, the process becomes especially difficult. Parents who engage in vindictive behaviors can be mentally and emotionally draining, and the unpredictability can leave you on your toes. Read on for a few tips for effectively dealing with a high-conflict co-parent. #1: Set Clear Boundaries Individuals with high-conflict personalities tend to cross other people’s boundaries, which is why you need to make your boundaries known. It is ...
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  • Determining Parent Visitation Outside the Courtroom

    Determining Parent Visitation Outside the Courtroom When parents divorce or legally separate, not wanting to involve the court or child support system in their personal lives is common. If the parents can prioritize the needs of their children and fairly negotiate a visitation schedule, then court intervention may not be necessary. Keep reading to find out how mediation and parenting plans can be used to avoid costly court battles. Mediating Child Custody Issues While it is never easy to separate from a person your life is intertwined with, especially if you have children ...
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  • Everything to Know About Bankruptcy & Divorce

    Everything to Know About Bankruptcy & Divorce If one is currently filing for bankruptcy, and they and their spouse have just decided to get a divorce, an understanding of precisely how these changes could affect one another is imperative. Filing for bankruptcy can be a great way to handle mounting debt and provide a fresh financial start, and a divorce can do much of the same for one’s personal life. However, doing both at the same time can be tough, and a bit stressful. To ensure you make the right decision for yourself and your family, make sure you know how ...
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  • Talking to a Divorce Lawyer: What Do They Need to Know?

    Talking to a Divorce Lawyer: What Do They Need to Know? If one were to hire a security team, one would need to disclose any threats against them so that the team could protect them properly, right? One wouldn’t forget to tell the team about recent threats against them or points of weakness in their home, at least not if they wanted the security team to do their job correctly. Well, think of a divorce attorney as head of security. When hiring a divorce attorney, they need to know all of the applicable details of your case in order to protect your best interests. Simply put, if ...
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  • What Happens if a Divorce Goes to Trial?

    What Happens if a Divorce Goes to Trial? The trial is the very last step in any divorce process, which means there are plenty of opportunities to avoid trial altogether. Mediation and settlement options can help resolve the details of a divorce without presenting the case in court, but this isn’t always a viable option for every couple. You can learn about alternatives to trial here . If you and your spouse are unable to resolve your differences through a settlement, you will have to go to trial to resolve any open-ended issues in your divorce. However necessary it ...
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  • McKinley Irvin Welcomes Eric Leavitt to our Vancouver Office

    McKinley Irvin Welcomes Eric Leavitt to our Vancouver Office McKinley Irvin is excited to welcome family law attorney Eric Leavitt to our Vancouver office. Eric represents clients in divorce, custody, and other family law matters. As a father of four, family is the most important aspect of Eric’s life. As an attorney, he understands the difficulties his clients face not only legally, but emotionally, when faced with a divorce or child custody situation. Helping clients in those situations is one of the reasons he chose to practice family law. Eric is dedicated to helping families that ...
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  • How Co-Parents Can Make Online & Distanced Learning Beneficial for Children

    How Co-Parents Can Make Online & Distanced Learning Beneficial for Children Parents all over Washington are scrambling to get their kids ready to return to school this fall. With the pandemic still looming over our lives, many co-parents are finding the transition to online and distanced learning a major challenge. Although this might all seem new and confusing to you, teachers and educators have been using their limited free time to prepare for some of the challenges their students might encounter. Keep reading to learn how you and your co-parent can support your children in their academic pursuits ...
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  • Is There a Benefit to Choosing Legal Separation Over Divorce?

    Is There a Benefit to Choosing Legal Separation Over Divorce? It’s not uncommon for couples to live in separate households before deciding to go through with their divorce. This period, often called a “trial separation,” gives both spouses an opportunity to evaluate their individual situations and whether or not pursuing legal action is worth the hassle. What Is Legal Separation? Some couples who separate end up remaining separated instead of getting divorced, even though the marriage can’t be salvaged. When this occurs, experienced attorneys recommend executing a legal separation ...
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